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This coating makes viruses slide right off fabric

19 May 2020

PPE would last much longer if it didn’t get viruses stuck to it.

Masks and gowns are crucial to protect health workers from the spread of viruses, but they only do so much. Germs can still latch onto the material that protective equipment is made of, and diseases can spread when people touch those off those masks or touch their gowns. What if, like water sliding off a raincoat, viruses could be repelled by the textiles used for PPE, clothing, and even the seats in a hospital waiting room?


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